By Lise Elcock
Each year the chamber produces a printed membership directory which includes each of our 900 plus members listed by their primary business category – a valuable resource when it comes to choosing a local professional to do business with. You’ll want to make sure your business category and contact information is correct so you won’t miss any opportunity for a new customer or client.
The annual directory also includes a list of chamber resources, staff, committees and an overview of our events and programming. Plus a photo recap of all the chamber happenings during the previous year.
Our 2020 Membership Directory will be first distributed at our Annual Business Breakfast on Nov. 7 and then available by request throughout the year. It’s also included in our membership welcome kits given out to each new member, and available at most chamber events.
Please take a moment before Friday Sept. 13 to log into your member portal and make sure your business information, category and main chamber contact is correct and up-to-date as that information will be included in your printed listing under your business category. (See below for easy-to-follow steps.)
While you’re logged in, be sure to upload photos, add links to your social media sites, and a logo and business description for your online listing. These elements won’t be included in the print directory but will certainly help showcase your company or organization’s online profile. You’re also allowed unlimited keywords for increased search results. Need help? Just call Tiffany or Tara at (617)-244-5300.
The membership directory is also one of several advertising opportunities we offer for reaching our targeted audience of local businesses. For advertising rates and deadlines for the directory contact Eastern Advertising at (617) 965-0222 or email@example.com for all your advertising options.
Here’s how to make sure your business/organization’s information is up-to-date and properly displayed in the chamber’s 2020 Membership Directory.
Verify your information
Start by logging in to your member portal (under the “For Members” tab on the homepage of our website.) On the left-hand side of the screen, click on “Company Information” and then click on “Organization Information.” This is where you can verify your address, phone number, website and main contact email. When changes are made, it will automatically be reflected in our online directory.
Check your primary category
While your member profile allows you to select multiple categories, your business/organization will be sorted by your primary category in the printed directory. You may look under “Categories in the “Company Information” section to verify your primary category. To change your primary category, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at (617)-244-5300.
Ensure the appropriate primary contact is listed
Only one primary contact can be listed for your directory listing. You can verify the primary contact by looking under the “Employees” tab in the “Company Information” section. If the primary contact needs to be changed, you can click on an existing employee from the list and check off “Primary Contact” towards the bottom of the page or add the new representative by clicking “Add Employee/Rep” at the bottom of the employees listing.
That’s it - now your business/organization’s information is ready to go to print! If you need help accessing your member portal or have any questions, please contact us at email@example.com or call the office at 617-244-5300.